- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 3, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470930616
- ISBN-13: 978-0470930618
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Your hands-on guide to raising and caring for beef cattle
If you're an aspiring cattle farmer looking to begin raising cattle or an established herder interested in expanding your herd, Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies is your go-to resource. Chock-full of useful information that anyone interested in raising cattle should have, this useful guide provides important information on herd health, handling, and breeding, as well as detailed coverage of equipment and supplies.
Getting to know moo — take a look at the benefits and potential concerns of raising cattle, grasp the vocabulary that goes along with it, and get an intro to a broad array of cattle breeds
Bring home the beef — find out how to prepare your pastures, fences, and corrals, and get to know what your cattle like (and need) to eat and drink
Cattle care — get acquainted with bovine behavior, common cattle diseases, injuries, and treatments, and time-tested recommendations for caring for cattle at different stages of the life cycle
"Greener" pastures — discover the many ways to profit from your cattle business, from using pastures and grazing, showing and selling cattle, and selling beef direct to customers
Open the book and find:
Plain-English explanations of cattle terminology and anatomy
Beef cattle breeds and traits
How to prep your facilities for keeping cattle
Trusted guidance on planning a feeding program
Expert advice on pasture, manure, and water management
How to translate the "moo" and decipher body language
Ways to keep your bovines healthy
Information on feeding cattle a finishing diet and working with beef processors
Humanely handle, care for, and breed beef cattle
Prevent, evaluate, and treat common cattle ailments
Create an open and safe habitat for cattle
About the Author
Nikki and Scott Royer, graduates of the Purdue University School of Agriculture, raise cattle on their diversified family farm in Indiana. In addition to raising the calves from their own cow herd, the Royers also purchase and finish feeder cattle from other producers.